Hudson Valley Photographer { Our fun little Island Vacation }

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I wanted to post up some personal things that I got to shoot when my fiance and I had a wedding that we attended up in St. Thomas.  I shot all of these on my Leica which at this point is more of a status symbol than anything else.  I can’t really use if for client work, as it’s all film, and I don’t really shoot it much around town because film is just too damn expensive to get processed.  I used to develop my own film, which so many people talk about how easy it is.  I have news for them when you’re used to shooting digital all the time developing and scanning your own film isn’t easy.  It’s a huge time suck.  Developing your own film, and then scanning it can take anywhere from 2-3 hours.  Which for me is basically a whole evening devoted to developing and scanning.  It’s super fun to see film develop right before your eyes, but after that wear

Meredith Model Portfolio Work Hudson Valley Photographer

When you’re as far behind on blogging as I am, you might as well get all the old stuff out the way.  Yes?  Ok good, glad we’re both on the same page. These shots are from a while ago as well.  Everyone say hello to Meredith, who is a local Hudson Valley model.  I’m not sure she really does much modeling anymore, but she was great when I had a chance to work with her in my studio.  This was another one of those shoots where I just really wanted to get in the studio and do some work.  There wasn’t a makeup artist involved, just me and my assistant, playing around and finding some fun looks. I liked how the shoot turned out overall, and I think I got some really pretty images for Meredith,

Kaitlyn Playing with Black and White Film

To be honest these shots are pretty old. I shot them when I was on one of my big film kicks.  I get in those moods sometimes.  I love the way film looks.  I also just adore being able to shoot Polaroids, and be able to show them to the model right then.  It’s crazy how that can change the dynamic of a shoot.  Suddenly it goes from photographer and model, to creator and co-creator.  I can’t explain why this changes things, but it does dramatically.

Suddenly when a model can see an image created right in front of their eyes they have a completely different outlook on the shoot.  They can see what they’re doing well, and what they are doing not so well.  Of course as the ph

August 16th 2021

Olive @ Wilhelmina

Olive @ Wilhelmina

I really loved working on this shoot. We basically just wanted to capture some of that great summer bohemian look. This was another quick shoot. Really simple looks, and nothing complicated. I also wanted to work some more with doing light leaks and some free lensing on this shoot.

I had found Olive on facebook, and I knew she would be perfect for what I had in mind. Not like this is some super crazy editorial. This was just fun creative work. Nothing crazy, super low key kind of work. It’s nice to have those kinds of shoots every once in a while to recharge the batteries.

I think any photographer knows that you can certainly get burned out quickly especially if it’s a lot of high stress gigs. They actually tak

Hudson Valley Photographer { Anna V Modeling Portfolio Work }

Here are a few quick shots I did with a local Hudson Valley model Anna. This was a really quick spur of the moment shoot. I basically just wanted to get behind my camera.  It had been too long.  In fairness too long for me is a few days.  When you love doing photography, it’s hard to be away from it for too long.  For this shoot I really didn’t have anything in particular in mind, I just wanted to try out some new techniques, and get some great images.

For the first look I knew I wanted to shoot on my black background.  I love the way this comes out.  It’s easy for black backdrops to look cheesy as all get out, but as long as your post work is interesting, it doesn’t look l

Hudson Valley Photographer { Kora Editorial for Jute Magazine }

Earlier this year I had an awesome chance to work on an editorial that i had been wanting to do for a very long time.  I had always wanted to shoot a seedy motel.  Now initially I wanted a sun drenched LA look to this shoot, with something that looked a bit more vintage, but in the end it was too hard to find a motel that would even let us shoot there.  You’d be shocked at how hard it is, to get people to take your money.  Seriously I wasn’t trying to do anything for trade, I just wanted them to let me shoot while I was paying for a room.  It was suprisingly ridiculous how scared people were about me doing an editorial.  I had one lady accuse me of trying to get away with having an orgy, and no

Hudson Valley Headshot Photographer { Channelle }

Look at me being better about doing writups on my blog.  All of these images were shot last springtime, but that’s just how far behind on blogging I am.  It’s terrible, I never know what to write about, and I end up yammering on about how much I miss the springtime/summertime.  But yeah the summer has finally come.  Well spring I guess.  And I couldn’t be more excited to get some great shots done this time of year.   I’ve got a bunch of shoots lined up that I’m super excited for.  I want to make this the year that some of my model portfolio headshots make it into a major agency book.  The hard part about that, is that I’ll have to actually start making it out to L.A. or SF more this year.  I don’t think that w